Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rethymnon - Villa Sofia
A wonderfull 3 bedroom stone villa. Private pool, adobe oven, patio, veranda.
The villa was built at the end of the 18th Century and was restored recently. It is a stone structure that was carefully renovated to include as many of the original features of the building. It is an authentic representative of traditional Cretan architecture.
The main entrance of the Villa faces north. Upon entering, one views an open area consisting of a living-room, a fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that is separated by a stone arc. On this ground floor there is also a large bedroom and a full bath. The rear portion of the ground floor leads to a courtyard which contains a swimming pool, an adobe oven, and a barbecue space.
A staircase leads you to the second floor area which is furnished as an office space. There are two bedrooms on the second floor and a full bath. On this landing, there is a large veranda overlooking the mountains, the oak forest, and the sea.
Every area of the house has your privacy and quiet insured.
The villa is suitable for all-year-long bookings: .
For the summer season ( March-October): The thick stone walls, high quality building materials and the careful planning of the house make it heat-resistant during the very hot summer season.
The villa has a paved courtyard area with a private swimming pool facing south and a large veranda area facing north, which means that you can catch sun and shade at all times of the day.
For the winter season (November-February)
The thick stone walls, the underground heating pad system (on the first floor), the heating units (on the second floor) make Villa Sofia a perfect villa for winter bookings.
(Ministry of Tourism Authorized License)
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Manolis Deligiannakis
My name is Manolis Deligiannakis. I manage this property on behalf of my family since 2010.
I currently live, study media&sociology(BA) and work in London, UK. My family and I try to provide the guests of our property with the best service and advice possible. Especially since my departure from Crete to live in the UK I have realized how unique Crete really is. Therefore I make sure to return on a regular basis and explore the island as much as I can, in order to discover all of its hidden sides and to share my experience with our guests.
Manolis Deligiannakis purchased this villa in 2002
Why Manolis Deligiannakis chose Rethymnon
This property was bought by my family in 2002. It is a traditional Turkish, stone structure, dating back to the 1800's. It was renovated carefully by my father Michalis in order to preserve its unique character while combining modern design and appliances.
Our initial plan was to live in this property, but after my decision to leave Greece for the UK, my parents chose to stay in the home I grew up in and rent Villa Sofia out as a holiday letting property. Villa Sofia has therefore been designed as a living space that embodies our expectations of a cozy home and not has not been designed like most other holiday let properties.
What makes this villa unique
The main, traditional Turkish features of architecture are still there! High ceilings, stone arcs and an old grape-juicing space turned into comfortable living room space. The stone structure ensures the property remains cool, even during the hottest summer days! Photos really do not do this property full justice!
Furthermore, the property benefits greatly from its location on the island of Crete. It is almost at the center of the island, in a traditional village, just a 10 minute car-ride away from the closest beach and the town of Rethymno. It makes the perfect location to base your stay while exploring the island, since most of the beautiful and popular attractions are less than a one hour car-drive away (With the exception of eastern Heracklion and the Lasithi region).
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed in Villa Sophia in July 2011, had a great time. The owners were extremely friendly and the Villa was clean and welcoming. The local village is quiet and well equipped, the local Tavernas serve great food and great hospitality all within a few minutes walk from the villa. Our best part of the Villa was enjoying the views from the top veranda and lounging by the pool in the peace and quiet.